Tiny Sliver Of A Moon At Sunset

It’s up there, about four days old. Just the tiniest sliver of a silver arc as the blues darken to black.

Which means that in about ten days, on January 31st, it will be full. And this full moon, not only will be a “blue moon” (i.e., the second full moon in a calendar month) but it will be a fully eclipsed moon! If you’re in western North America you’ll see it in the wee hours before dawn – in most of Asia and Australia you’ll see it after sunset. (Details here.)

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